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How to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

January 13, 2022

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person putting in dental mouthguard

Bruxism is a condition characterized by excessive clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth. People with bruxism may experience headaches, jaw or tooth pain, or dental problems like overly worn teeth. Mouthguards are a common way to help with this condition since they create a barrier between the top and bottom teeth. If your dentist has a custom mouthguard made for you to help with this oral health issue, it’s important to make sure you take good care of it and utilize it to the fullest. Read on for tips that will ensure that your dental guard remains in good condition and you get the most out of it.

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Dry Mouth Affects People of All Ages, but Treatment Helps

December 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 5:39 pm
multi-generation family around the holiday table looking and smiling at a turkey

When you hear the words “dry mouth”, you may think of what you experience when you wake up in the morning or if you’re thirsty after a good workout. But the reality is dry mouth is a condition known as xerostomia that can strike a person at any age. Keep reading to find out more about dry mouth, including why you should take it seriously and how to treat it. 

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Is a Custom Nightguard Worth the Investment?

October 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 6:46 am
Woman with TMJ needing nightguard

Do you grind your teeth at night? This can lead to a variety of different problems, like jaw pain, frequent headaches or earaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), damaged teeth, and many more issues. Fortunately, there are treatments out there to help you get some relief, your dentist may suggest you get a nightguard. However, many patients feel deterred because they are a bit of an investment and opt for an over-the-counter one instead. Here’s why this isn’t the best idea.

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How Long Does Tooth Enamel Last?

August 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 3:22 pm
woman brushing her teeth to maintain healthy tooth enamel

Did you know that every time you chew, you exert up to 200 pounds of pressure onto your back teeth? This kind of force could shatter bones, but luckily, the enamel (outermost layer) of your teeth is much more durable than that. In fact, diamonds are one of the few things tougher than tooth enamel! As strong as enamel is, though, it’s not indestructible. It also cannot grow back after it has been damaged; once it’s gone, it’s gone for good! With that said, there are ways to preserve your tooth enamel for a lifetime. Read on to find out the reason why tooth enamel is so strong and what you can do to protect yours.

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What Are Teeth Useful For?

August 11, 2021

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young man smiling and pointing to teeth

Teeth. We all have them, and everyone knows that their primary purpose is chewing. However, have you thought about the other things they can do for you? Unfortunately, most people don’t realize the many functions they serve unless they experience tooth loss. Read on as your dentist in Ft. Collins explains the different ways your teeth can benefit your oral health and why you should take good care of your pearly whites!

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Does a Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

July 6, 2021

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broken denture on white background

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect it and be a painful, unsettling experience. While some situations are clearly an emergency (knocked-out tooth, excruciating tooth pain, broken teeth), you might wonder if a broken denture counts as one. After all, since it’s just a prosthetic, it can’t be harmful – right? It may surprise you to learn that even though it’s not as urgent as other situations, it still requires immediate professional help. Here’s why you should call your emergency dentist right away.

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When Can I Get a Dental Implant After Tooth Extraction?

June 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 12:22 pm
woman happy with dental implants after tooth extraction

While dentists do their best to preserve their patients’ teeth, there are occasions when pulling a tooth is the best option. This leaves a gap that can encourage the other teeth to shift, but it can be offset with the placement of dental implants. How long do you have to wait to get dental implants after tooth extraction? The answer is coming up!

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Why This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants

May 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 8:35 pm
couple with dental implants sitting outside at a table with food

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to invite your loved ones over and fire up the grill! As much as you may enjoy the warmer weather, you might not be looking forward to eating classic summer foods like corn on the cob or ribs if you’re missing several teeth or wearing unreliable dentures. If you really want to enjoy this summer to the fullest, consider rebuilding your smile with dental implants. Here’s why summer is the perfect time to get them!

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Dental Implants 101: What to Expect When Treating Tooth Loss

March 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drlindsey @ 12:43 am

Model showing the basics of dental implants.Are you tired of bulky, slipping dentures? Maybe you’re ready to replace that missing front tooth? Whether you’ve lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants are the most successful solution to rebuild your smile. They are unlike any other treatment because they recreate the entire structure of the tooth, allowing them to offer unmatched benefits. Despite their advantages, it’s a big commitment. Here are the basics of dental implants to feel confident you’re making the best decision for your smile.

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The Evolution of BOTOX (& Why It’s Much More Than a Cosmetic Solution)

January 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 9:35 pm
Closeup of Botox being inserted into jawbone

Today, BOTOX is most commonly associated with erasing fine lines and preventing wrinkles. However, this powerful injectable can be used in all kinds of neat ways, from preventing migraines to easing chronic jaw pain. So, it’s not all that surprising that dental professionals across the U.S. are beginning to incorporate this treatment into their practices. Keep reading to learn about the birth of BOTOX, its evolution, and five non-cosmetic uses!

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